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Mushfiqur nominated for ICC Player of the Month Awards

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Mushfiqur Rahim was in full form with the bat against Sri Lanka. He was consistent in all three matches. Has become the highest run-getter in the series with one century. The wicketkeeper-batsman has been shortlisted for the ICC Player of the Month for his outstanding performance.

Cricket's top governing body has published a shortlist of the best cricketers of May in a statement on Tuesday. Apart from Mushfiqur, Pakistan's Hasan Ali and Sri Lanka's Praveen Jayawickrama are in the race for the top spot in May.

Bangladesh won the series 2-1 against Sri Lanka at home last month. This is the first time in their ODI history that the team has won a series against Sri Lanka. Mushfiqur has made a big contribution in winning this series. He was the shield of Bangladesh's batting in the two matches they won. He played 84 runs in the first match.

In second match he played an innings of 125 runs. As a result, Bangladesh confirmed the series with one match in hand. Mushfiqur was the best in both the matches.

Bangladesh lost the last match against the Sri Lanka. Mushfiqur also could not contribute much in that match. He returned to the dressing room with 28 runs.

On the other hand, Sri Lankan cricketer Praveen Jayawickrama also did well in that series. He made his debut against Bangladesh. He took 5 wickets in two innings in his debut match. No one has reached such a milestone in world cricket after 33 years.

Pakistan's Hasan Ali has made a comeback against Zimbabwe. He took nine wickets in two innings of the first Test. He took 5 wickets in the first innings of the next Test. So the Pakistani star bowler is ahead in the race to be equally the best with Mushfiqur and Jayawickrama.

Since the beginning of this year, the ICC has been selecting the best cricketer of the month. Rishabh Pant of India and Shabnim Ismail of South Africa were the best for the first time. Pakistan's Babar Azam has been named the best male cricketer of April. Australia's Alyssa Healy has been named the best female cricketer of the month in April.

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